How To Volunteer
A Word to Performers Who Wish to Volunteer
CWB is often honored with offers from performers wishing to participate in our activities. We are happy to hear from those wishing to contribute to bettering the world we live in. CWB has very specific requirements for those wishing to participate in our activities. Unfortunately CWB cannot offer participation to all those wishing to be involved. Please read the following to get some perspective on what is possible.
CWB-USA sends small expeditions into the field using a combination of monies raised by the organization and the performers participating. The overall objective is the creation of laughter in the communities that we visit. As funding and local transportation is most often limited, the expeditions tend to be a small grouping of three or four performers.
CWB works with:
- Performers who are capable of improvisational physical comedy and/or have established funny non-verbal routines
- Circus and vaudeville artists with well honed routines.
- Performers who have experience with medium to large size audiences (500-5000)
- Performers whose humor is not dependant on language or American cultural reference ( as most places we travel to do not share the English language or American culture).
We have also discovered the hard way that giving away such items as balloon animals often have a counter effect to that intended, thus we do not encourage these type of activities.
CWB-USA feels it important to point out that social clowning and offering the positive to deserving communities need not only cross international borders. So often, right in the very town where we live their are communities in need of CWB-style activities. We encourage all to think globally and act locally. We also encourage groups of performers who feel that they have the stuff and the gumption to head off to some far flung spot on the planet, to plan such an activity. A collaboration with CWB-USA may well be possible, perhaps we can help you discover the contacts needed in the country you wish to travel to. In any case we would love to hear from you, to know what project of social significance you are envisioning, planning or operating.
To learn more about volunteering please email Tim Cunningham at email@example.com